Sound fields in generally shaped curved ear canals.

  title={Sound fields in generally shaped curved ear canals.},
  author={Herbert Hudde and Sebastian Schmidt},
  journal={The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America},
  volume={125 5},
The sound field in the external ear can be subdivided into a distinctly three-dimensional part in front of pinna and concha, a fairly regular part in the core region of ear canals, and a less regular part in the drum coupling region near the tympanic membrane. The different parts of the sound field and their interaction have been studied using finite elements. A "pinna box" enclosing the pinna provides both a realistic coupling of the external space to the ear canal and the generation of sound… CONTINUE READING